LDB ICE FAQs2021-12-05T12:38:58-06:00

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

Check out this list of frequently asked questions to see if we have the answer you’re looking for. If you don’t see it, you can also check out our Rules page for more details and information.

Still have questions? That’s okay, you can send us an email or give us a call. Connect with us by calling 204-213-0063 (no text) or sending us an email.

Where do I Pickup my Randomly Drawn Prize?2021-12-04T23:33:45-06:00

Winners may pick up their prizes at the St John’s Heritage Church & Arts Centre, 88 McArthur Ave, Lac du Bonnet (across from Campbell’s Store) between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm on the day of the derby. Participants do not have to catch a fish to be eligible for the random prize draws and do not need to be present to collect prizes.

Costs incurred in prize delivery will be the responsibility of the winner.

Do I have to be Double Vaccinated to Attend?2021-12-04T23:31:20-06:00

Manitoba Health restrictions and recommendations for outdoor events will be applied to all volunteers, participants, and vendors. ALL persons entering the Derby site must be able to prove that they have been fully vaccinated, are free of symptoms associated with COVID-19, and have not recently been in contact with those who are infected or suspected of possibly being so.

What are the Prizes?2021-12-04T22:14:24-06:00

Over $60,000 in cash and prizes to be given away!

Prizes 1 to 10 Based on Hidden length and time:

1st – $15,015, 2nd – $3,015, 3rd – $2,015, 4th – $1,515, 5th – $1,015, 6th to 10th – $515 each, 11th to 15th – $215 each

R1 to R55 – Random Draw Prize Item (for all ticketholders including children)

K1 to K20 – Kids Random Prize Draw

We will be updating our 2022 Prize list as the prize packages are put together. You can take a look at some of our past prize packages to get an idea of what we’ll have this year!

Longest Fish – Merchandise Prize valued at $2,500 (more details to come)

Early Bird Prize – T.B.A

Prizes for the first 100 fish caught

On Ice prizes that can be won by playing Mini-Games with our Emcee. Plus, keep your eyes open for free give-aways

$3,000 Cash Raffle

I did not receive my e-Ticket from my online purchase.2021-12-04T22:20:53-06:00

If you have not received your e-ticket, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 204-213-0063. We will verify your purchase and resend your e-ticket.

You can also contact us by filling out the contact form. The information we ask for will help us verify your ticket purchase and ensure that we get your e-Ticket reissued correctly.

    What groups are supported with funding from the Derby?2021-12-04T22:25:20-06:00

    Over the years, a variety of groups have benefited from derby funding, including groups such as:

    • Beausejour Cadets
    • Eastman SnoPals
    • Fire n’ Water Music Festival
    • LDB Blues Hockey Team
    • LDB Darts Club
    • LDB Fire Department
    • LDB Historical Society
    • LDB Library
    • LDB Community Centre
    • LDB Curling Club
    • The Lions Club
    • LDB Minor Hockey
    • LDB Secondary and Centennial School
    • LDB Senior School Grad Fund
    • LDB Ski Club
    • LDB Trails Association
    • LDB Wildlife Association and Trout Ponds
    • LDB Youth Center
    • Lee River Snow Riders
    • Little Day Buddies Nursery School
    • Manitou Rapids Arts Counsel
    • Mrs. Lucci’s Resource Centre
    • Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee
    • PAC Community Skating Rink
    • St. John’s Heritage Church & Arts Centre
    • Survivors Hope Crisis Centre
    • The LDB Charitable Foundation
    • Trans Canada Trails Association
    • Winnipeg River Recreation District
    • And other worthy causes

    For our complete list of community groups we have funded over the years, check our Past Grant Recipients list.

    We also provide two $1,000 post-secondary education bursaries to deserving high school students every year.

    How much is given back to the community?2021-10-29T13:49:21-05:00
    The amount given back each year is dependent on the amount of profit from the derby. Over the past 14 years, $181,717 has been given back to the community through grants, bursaries, and Community Volunteer Hour payments.
    What is the purpose of the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby?2021-12-04T22:26:25-06:00

    To provide a fun, sportsmanlike ice fishing derby to raise funds to support community organizations, charitable organizations and charitable causes for Lac du Bonnet and the surrounding area.

    Where can I get more information?2019-09-17T11:33:25-05:00

    Call us directly at 204-213-0063

    Visit us on Facebook or check us out on Instagram

    Can I use live bait?2019-09-17T14:27:02-05:00

    Yes.

    Are Electronic Devices allowed?2021-10-29T13:52:16-05:00
    Electronic devices may be used at 9:30 a.m. for the determination of depth in selecting a hole, as well as during the Derby.
    Do I have to drill my own hole?2021-12-04T22:29:49-06:00

    Nope, we predrill all of the holes the morning of the derby. All you need to do is show up and fish.

    If you plan on fishing in an ice tent, we’ll even do our best to accommodate your fishing group by drilling more holes in your tent area! Just flag down one of the volunteer drill teams, and ask them for a few more holes!

    When I arrive at the Derby, where do I go?2021-12-04T23:24:41-06:00

    Our volunteer team works hard to ensure your arrival goes smoothly to get you on the ice as quickly as possible. When you arrive on the Derby site on the morning of the Derby, you will choose one of three options depending on your ticket situation:

    Ticket in Hand

    If you have your Official Derby Ticket, you can line up at one of the entrance areas where you will be required to show your Derby Ticket and Proof of Vaccination. Anglers can get on the ice to choose a hole anytime after 9:30.

    E-ticket from Online Purchase

    New for 2022, if you have purchased your tickets online, you can line up at one of the Derby Entrance areas, where you will be required to show your Derby e-Ticket (either a printout or digital copy) and Proof of Vaccination. Anglers can get on the ice to choose a hole anytime after 9:30.

    Need to Purchase Tickets

    Tickets are available in the Registration Area starting at 7:30 am and will be available for purchase until 11:30 am on the morning of the Derby. Once you have your Official Derby Tickets, you may enter the Dery Site or line up at one of the Derby Entrance areas.

    We will also have a Ticket Sales Team located at the Lac du Bonnet COOP (173 Minnewawa Street, Lac du Bonnet) from 8:00 am to 11:00 am as a second site to purchase your tickets on Derby Day!

    What time can I get on the ice?2021-12-04T22:41:02-06:00

    Anglers are allowed entry onto the ice to select a hole at 9:30 am. Fishing is not allowed until the start of the Derby at 11:30 a.m.

    Can I Buy Tickets the Morning of the Derby?2021-12-04T22:43:09-06:00

    Tickets are available in the Registration Area starting at 7:30 am and will be available for purchase until 11:30 am on the morning of the Derby. Once you have your Official Derby Tickets, you may enter the Dery Site or line up at one of the Derby Entrance areas.

    We will also have a Ticket Sales Team located at the Lac du Bonnet COOP (173 Minnewawa Street, Lac du Bonnet) from 8:00 am to 11:00 am as a second site to purchase your tickets on Derby Day!

    Where and when is the Derby?2021-12-04T22:59:17-06:00

    Derby Day – February 26, 2022

    Ticket Sales – 7:30 am onsite and at 8:00 at Lac du Bonnet COOP (173 Minnewawa Street)

    Derby Check-in – 7:30 am Derby Entrance and Proof of Vaccination areas will be ready to begin checking people in

    Ice Access – 9:30 am choose a hole, so.

    Derby Start – 11:30 am Drop Your Lines & Setup Shelters

    Random Prize Draws – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm – NEW for 2022, we’ll be conducting our draws on the ice!

    Derby End – 2:30 pm

    Cash Prize Awards – start at 4:00 (or so, as our volunteers need some time to go through all the records! NEW for 2022, we’ll announce all our Cash Prize Awards on the ice!

    Location – LDB ICE is hosted near the Lac du Bonnet Town Dock and Beach on Park Avenue; you can’t miss us! Here’s the Google Map Pin to get you here!

    Why does my ticket have two sections?2021-12-04T23:23:45-06:00

    Your official LDB ICE Derby ticket is a multi-part ticket.

    Part 1: The Top Portion

    The top portion of your ticket, which contains your name and contact details, should be handed in at the time of purchase or at the Derby site in the registration area before the start of the Derby.

    This portion of the ticket is used for the Randomly Drawn Prizes on-ice. If you have not handed in this portion of your ticket, you will not be entered to win any of the Randomly Drawn Prizes.

    If you purchased your tickets online, you will not have this portion of the ticket, but Derby Officials will be generating an entry slip for you, so you will be entered into all the Randomly Drawn Prizes!

    Part 2: The Bottom Section

    The bottom portion of your ticket A.K.A. The Jacket Tag is used for verification of the purchase and to identify those anglers who catch a fish.

    This portion of your ticket must be shown to enter the Derby Site and participate in the Derby. Don’t lose this portion of your ticket and make sure to keep it on you at all times (in your wallet, in your pocket, or pinned to your jacket if you wish).

    Fish Measurer Officials will need to see this portion of your ticket should you catch a fish and Derby Officials will use this to verify any prizes you win.

    What is a second hole ticket?2021-12-04T23:05:30-06:00

    Adults and Children can double their chances to win by purchasing a 2nd Hole Ticket along with their Adult or Child Ticket.

    A 2nd Hole Ticket allows you to fish up to two holes at the Derby. The 2nd Hole ticket must be in the same name as an angler who has an Adult (Blue) or Child (Green) Ticket.

    Anglers with two tickets can win more prizes. Your name would be entered into our randomly drawn prizes twice, plus if you catch more than one fish for the Hidden Length and Time Cash Prizes, you could be eligible to win up to two cash prizes if your recorded lengths and times match.

    Where can I purchase tickets?2021-12-04T23:10:50-06:00

    You can order your tickets online through our LDB ICE Store

    Tickets are available at these retail locations starting December 6, 2021:

    Lac du Bonnet

    CO-OP Gas Bar

    173 Minnewawa St

    Beausejour

    CO-OP Gas Bar

    822 Park Ave

    Winnipeg

    The Fishin’ Hole

    1522 Regent Ave. W.

    Manitoba Outdoors Show

    February 4, 5, & 6, 2022

    Selkirk

    Smoke N’ Fish

    405 Main Street

    How much are tickets?2021-12-04T23:15:42-06:00

    Early Bird Entry Fees:

    Purchase your tickets on or before February 6, 2022, and save on entry fees.

    $60 Adult – Save $20
    $25 Child (age 15 and under) – Save $5
    $25 Second Hole – Save $5
    $175 Family Bundle – Includes two adult and three Child/Teen (age 15 or under) tickets – Save $75 with the bundle

    Regular Price Entry Fees:

    Purchase your tickets on February 7, 2022, or later at regular price.

    $80 Adult
    $30 Child (age 15 and under)
    $30 Second Hole
    $220 Family Bundle – Includes two adult and three Child/Teen (age 15 or under) tickets – Save $30 with the bundle

    DIAMOND SPONSORS ($4,000+)

    PLATINUM SPONSORS ($2,000+)

    GOLD SPONSORS (1000+)

    SILVER SPONSORS ($500+)

    BRONZE SPONSORS ($250+)